An Encouraging Sign – But…

    Yesterday’s elections gave the Democrats cause for hope – but not for complacency. Results, especially in Virginia, were even better than the pundits predicted, and it looks as if a Blue Wave is building for 2018. But Democrats should beware. If they get too comfortable – as they have so many times in the past – they […]
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Crime of the Century

  The roar of outrage has subsided to a murmur as Americans get used to having Trump as their president. I see little or nothing in today’s news about the various “investigations”  supposedly under way. No word from Robert Mueller. No word from all those committees in the House and the Senate. It seems the crime […]
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Dump Trump? Not So Fast!

There are many reasons to rid America of the blight inflicted by the recent presidential election. But there’s one equally compelling reason to endure it. Rid the nation of Trump and what have we got? Mike Pence. Trump is a menace, of course, but Pence would be worse. The vice president is a truly dangerous human being. […]
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Vote Libertarian, Mitt!

  I never thought much of Mitt Romney’s intelligence, so it shouldn’t surprise me that he’s rummaging through the Republican primary castoffs to find a “third-party candidate” to foil Donald Trump. But even Mitt should be smarter than that. The obvious choice in this election for people like Mitt, who can’t stand Trump but would never […]
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Now, Hillary is a Spy?

  One of the first cautions I received as a young reporter was, “Consider the source.” Obviously, nobody shared those words of wisdom with Yahoo News. The first “article” I saw when I turned on the computer this morning was an ominous dirge announcing that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was in deep trouble because she and several State Department […]
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Rise of an Empty Suit

  Tonight’s the night. The night that could decide the fate of Donald Trump’s bizarre candidacy… that could send Jeb! back to his Miami mansion. .. that could signal the emergence of a new Republican star… No, not Ben Carson.  Gentle Ben has all the voters he is ever going to get – the Bible thumpers, […]
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Impossible? Perhaps Not.

  Could Bernie Sanders make me eat my words? I said there was no way he could win the presidency of these United States. Could I be mistaken? The old Socialist (photo at right) is living the impossible dream. He is outdrawing every other candidate – Democrat or Republican – by thousands. And his fans are not […]
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Cringing at Jeb’s Joke

First, the disclaimer: I see through a glass darkly. I have no special sources to draw on, no exceptional occult or analytical powers to inform me. All I have is what I read on the web and hear and see on TV, plus my basic common sense. To me (as it was with Indiana poet […]
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The Great Debate!

  If you ever doubted that politics today is just showbiz, surely those doubts have been dispelled by now. You’ve probably heard, for example, that Fox News is staging the first debate for Republican primary hopefuls on Thursday, and it’s strictly a ratings game kind of thing. To get into the main debate, candidates must […]
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Watch Out for Walker!

  If ever there was an enemy of the American worker it is Scott Walker. This militant right-winger has made a career of pandering to the rich and powerful and destroying workers’ rights in his state. Now he wants to bring his reptilian style to the White House. Walker is the kind of guy you instinctively […]
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